Understanding the dangers overfishing in the oceans poses on the entire marine food chain
By: Raquel Ildefonzo
For generations, fishing in the oceans has provided us an endless supply of food. But with major technological advances in the fishing industry, the problem of overfishing has become a continuing concern. Besides the apparent acidification of the oceans (brought about by climate change, certain...
By: Wendy Brock
Located in Tucson, Arizona, Biosphere 2 is a research facility that serves life-long learning about Earth. Open to the public for tours and conferences, Biosphere 2 is a remarkable structure that houses all Earth’s biomes in one place. Biosphere 2 has many features and...
Why are we in a global water crisis?
By: Juan Pineiro
The years in which, us, humans have badly managed our resources have affected millions of people worldwide. This bad management has affected us economically, environmentally, and physically to the point where all kinds of species disappear and humans die every day as a consequence of...
The difference between spring water and tap water
By: Anon.
Spring water is term applied (too liberally) to a body of water, where the main supply is a natural infiltration of water from various other sources. Some “spring” waters claim to be more pure because they come from the springs which are formed from...
By: Patrick Sills
When purchasing a new set of tires for your vehicle, have you ever noticed that the price isn’t simply the sum of four tires plus sales tax? Instead, it comes to a bit more. If one expects to enjoy a smooth ride, they need...
By: Chris Wiegard
Every species of sea turtle on our planet is currently endangered. Sea turtles face countless threats to their existence in the modern world. All these threats can be traced back to human actions, either intentional or unintentional. In the area of intentional human acts, many...
Drilling for natural gas: Environmental consequences
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Natural gas, one of the principle sources of energy, contains methane (70 - 90 percent) and other hydrocarbons like ethane. It is a fossil fuel. In its pure form, it is colorless, odorless and shapeless. It has many uses for mankind. It is also one...
Drilling for natural gas: Environmental consequences
By: Colette Georgii
According to American Petroleum Institute (API) natural gas or shale oil could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas is 60 percent lower in carbon emissions than coal and 30 percent lower in carbon emissions than oil. API also suggests that "natural gas could...
How dams are used for power generation and flood control
By: Linda Sunkle-Pierucki
Whether babbling peacefully across a sun-drenched meadow or raging as a torrent down a rocky canyon, water provides a vital lifeline to all living things. Although often depicted as a placid pond, water remains one of the most primitive and first-harnessed powers in the history...
How solar powered batteries work
By: George Leard
How Solar Powered Batteries work Solar powered batteries or Photo-Voltaic Cells works through the process where sunlight is converted to electrical energy, without passing through the heat generation phase. When sunlight, bearing energy packets called photons, are made to hit directly upon the interconnected rows...

 

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